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The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) brings together the science of the natural world with the science of human behavior and decision-making to find solutions to complex environmental problems. We convene science teams to work on broad issues of national and international relevance, such as water resources management, land management, agriculture, species protection, among other areas of study. By supporting interdisciplinary science teams and researchers with diverse skills, data, and perspectives, SESYNC seeks to lead in-depth research and scholarship that will inform decisions and accelerate scientific discovery. SESYNC is funded by an award to the University of Maryland from the National Science Foundation. Learn more about SESYNC.

Geoengineering could have animals running for their lives

To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, scientists have started researching the potential costs and benefits of solar geoengineering - injecting aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight back to space - as a tool for artificially cooling the planet.

Curbing Climate Change

Study Finds Strong Rationale for the Human Factor:

Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according to a new study that for the first time builds a novel model to measure the effects of behavior on climate.

Curbing Climate Change: Study Finds Strong Rationale for the Human Factor

 

ANNAPOLIS —Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according to a new study that for the first time builds a novel model to measure the effects of behavior on climate.

Drawing from both social psychology and climate science, the new model investigates how human behavioral changes evolve in response to extreme climate events and affect global temperature change. 

Bayesian Modeling for Socio-Environmental Data 2018

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) will host a nine-day short course covering the basic principles of using Bayesian models to gain insight from data. Click here to read complete opportunity details.

Please submit your application as a single pdf. In addition to your cv, you will need to include a paragraph (2500 characters max) for each of following topics:

Save the Date: June 11-13, 2018

Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research

SESYNC in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Resources for the Future (RFF), and University of Maryland (UMD) is convening an international symposium to bring together leaders, emerging scholars, and other key individuals interested in innovating research and processes for solving socio-environmental problems.

SESYNC Welcomes New Postdocs

Name: 

Tijana Jovanovic

PhD: 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Hometown: 

Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

SESYNC project: 

It is a joint project between SESYNC and Microsoft, related to the new high resolution land cover data set developed for Puget Sound and Chesapeake Watersheds.

SESYNC-RTI Postdoctoral Fellowship: Modeling the Impacts of Food Waste on the Environment

 

SESYNC-RTI Postdoctoral Fellowship: Modeling the Impacts of Food Waste on the Environment

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI) invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on modeling the environmental and ecological impacts of food waste in the United States.

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